Last week I had the arduous task — note the sarcasm — of staying overnight at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (@FSMaui).
If you’ve never been to this luxurious, five-star resort, put it on your bucket list. It’s an action-oriented resort with a laundry list of things to do, from stand-up paddleboarding in stunning Wailea Bay to spa treatments in traditional thatched-roof huts overlooking the ocean.
And then there’s the food.
The resort boasts three award-winning restaurants that are, in my opinion, worth the drive to South Maui.
And one I’d come back to is Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, located in the lobby of the hotel.
I’ll admit. I was hesitant. I’m not a big fan of chain restaurants, and the name “Wolfgang Puck” conjures up images of quick food at airports.
But Spago on Maui is a Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond restaurant, featuring a fusion of Hawaiian and California cuisine with Pacific Rim flavors that don’t feel overdone or outdated.
And it certainly doesn’t feel like resort food.
Here’s what I ate — all by myself:
The view from the restaurant
Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, 3900 Wailea Alanui Dr., Maui. Hours: Dinner, 6 to 9:30 p.m. daily, bar open 6 to 11 p.m. daily. Attire: casual resort attire, footwear. Phone: (808) 874-8000